In the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), you begin your journey with CAS 101 or 103, “Introduction to the Arts & Sciences.” Incoming Biology, Chemistry, and Math majors take the one-credit CAS 101. All other students take the three-credit CAS 103.
Learn about UMassD's commitment to:
- A liberal education: you'll explore knowledge across many fields, to enhance your academic success and your life beyond graduation
- Student engagement: you'll apply your knowledge through internships, service learning, study abroad, and other experiential learning opportunities
CAS 101/103 advantages
- Get to know other students
- Make a successful transition to UMass Dartmouth
- Work one-on-one with a faculty member to explore your opportunities
- Discover campus resources that can help you achieve your goals
Skills for your success
- Develop skills in note-taking, test-taking, college reading, time management, and handling finances
- Get ready to take responsibility for your education
- Begin your intellectual journey to think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
Explore your major
- Explore how your major relates to your career goals
- Haven't chosen a major yet? CAS 103 sets you on the path to finding the right major for you
- Learn about academic program requirements and how to select courses
CAS 101/103 & University Studies
CAS 101 and 103 meet two requirements: University Studies Cluster 1E and College Studies.
University Studies is UMass Dartmouth's unique all-university program that complements and enhances your studies within your major. Learn more about University Studies
College Studies comprises a set of requirements determined by the College of Arts & Sciences to be fundamentally critical to a liberal arts education and your development as a citizen of the world.
CAS 101/103 enrollment
Students entering in the fall semester are pre-enrolled in an appropriate section of CAS 101 or 103. Spring sections are open for self-enrollment by students.